To apply online:
To apply using a paper application:
Complete the paper application and mail or fax it, along with the required documents, to the CBIC Office:
555 East Wells St.,
Milwaukee, WI 53202.
You must include ALL of the following with your completed application form:
CBIC reserves the right to verify all information supplied by the candidate. An application is considered complete when:
Once an application has been successfully submitted, the candidate will receive an email notifying them of successful submission, after which the application is reviewed. If an application is incomplete or there is not sufficient proof of eligibility, a CBIC staff member will contact the applicant via the email address provided on the application. Otherwise, the candidate can expect to receive a second email containing exam appointment scheduling instructions within five business days of application submission.
Examination fees for accepted applications will be refunded minus a $72 processing fee if cancelled by candidate. Examination fees for ineligible applications will be fully refunded.
The fee for the initial certification examination is $375. Candidates must submit the appropriate fee with a complete examination application.
Examination fees will be forfeited and will not be refunded if the eligible candidate who is approved to take the examination:
If fees have been forfeited and the candidate still wishes to take the examination, a new application and the appropriate examination fee must be submitted.
Your application is not complete until you receive an email confirmation of eligibility containing instructions on how to schedule your examination. CBIC sends candidates an email confirmation of eligibility to the candidate within seven (7) business days of acceptance of the application. If eligibility is denied, you will be contacted by CBIC. If a confirmation notice is not received within two weeks of submission, contact CBIC at (414) 918-9796 or email@example.com.
The confirmation of eligibility email includes instructions detailing how to schedule an examination appointment with Prometric online or by phone.
A candidate’s eligibility is valid for 90 days after receiving the email confirmation notice from CBIC. The examination must be scheduled and taken within this 90-day period. A candidate who fails to schedule an exam appointment within the 90-day eligibility period forfeits his/her examination fees and must submit a new completed application and the appropriate examination fee in order to schedule an examination appointment.
Examination appointments are scheduled for a 3.5 hour window of time – three hours for the examination itself, and fifteen minutes on each end for completion of the tutorial and the post-exam survey.
Candidates can schedule their examination by one of two methods:
To schedule an exam online:
To schedule an exam by phone:
You may reschedule or cancel your appointment on line at www.prometric.com/cbic or by calling (800) 278-6222.
Prometric rescheduling fees are as follows:
Severe weather or an emergency could require canceling scheduled exams. If this occurs, Prometric will attempt to contact candidates by phone or email; however, you may check for testing site closures by calling Prometric or logging on to https://www.prometric.com/en-us/pages/sitestatus.aspx. If the site is closed, your exam will be rescheduled without a rescheduling fee.
If a testing center is open for testing and you choose not to appear for testing, your fee will be forfeited and you will need to pay another full exam fee. Please call CBIC with any concerns regarding missed appointments due to unforeseen circumstances.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, special testing accommodations will be considered for individuals with disabilities recognized by the ADA. Request for special accommodations must be made at the time of application. Please complete the Request for Special Accommodations and Documentation of Disability forms, found on the CBIC website, in order to be eligible.
If you require any special accommodations, please contact CBIC at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting your examination application, and the staff will be happy to assist you in meeting your testing needs.